Empirical method for predicting the enthalpy changes of combustion of amides (Short Communication)

Alma Kairlapovna Ryskaliyeva, Murat Ergaliyevich Baltabayev, Kurmankul Tuleutaevna Abaeva


The enthalpy change of combustion is one of the basic thermo­chem­ical char­ac­teristics of an organic compound, indicating the amount of heat produced in the complete combustion of the substance. The enthalpy changes of com­bustion of many organic compounds have been experimentally deter­mined. Hitherto, the existing empirical approaches have aimed at calculating the combustion enthalpy change of individual classes only, which do not always satisfactorily agree with the experimental results. Therefore, the method of correlation–regres­sion analysis is proposed herein to establish the combustion enthalpy changes of previously unexplored compounds. As is known, a linear relationship between two characteristics is possible only if both of them obey the prin­ciple of additivity, i.e., in a homologous series of organic compounds with increasing number of CH2-groups, the value of additive characteristic (for example, the enthalpy change of vaporization) should increase by a certain constant amount.


еnthalpy of combustion; amides; thermochemistry

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.2298/JSC180809094R

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